Disney Announces its Celebrity Chefs for the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

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Epcot Food and Wine Festival

It’s almost time for the most anticipated Epcot event of the year: the International Food and Wine Festival. Who doesn’t love strolling through the World Showcase, sampling food and beverages that are carefully crafted with their home nation in mind? And while we can’t wait to put on our walking shoes and stretchy-waist pants, the latest news from Disney World has us salivating already; it’s a list of the celebrity chefs coming to make appearances at the event!

These chefs will be sharing demonstrations, showing off their signature dishes, and dropping hints you can use in your own kitchen. Check out this impressive list of restauranteurs and entertainers slated to be at the festival this year:

  • Aarti Sequeira
  • Alex Seidel
  • Allen Susser
  • Andrea & John Robinson
  • Andrew Zimmern
  • Anthony Lamas
  • Ashley Coggins & Jessica Tantalo
  • Bob Getchell
  • Brad Farmerie
  • Brad Kilgore
  • Brian & Shanna O’Hea
  • Bronwen Weber
  • Bryan Voltaggio
  • Buddy Valastro
  • Carla Hall
  • Cat Cora
  • Celina Tio
  • Claudia Sandoval
  • Clay Conley
  • Dan Pashman
  • Dana Herbert
  • David Burtka
  • David Gremmels
  • David Guas
  • Derek Paradise
  • Emily Ellyn
  • Erika Cline
  • Erin Hedley
  • Fabio Viviani
  • Graham Elliot
  • Gus Herman
  • Huda Mu’min
  • Jamie Deen
  • Jamie Simpson
  • Jason Goodenough
  • Jehangir Mehta
  • Jennifer Bushman
  • Jennifer Denlinger
  • Jennifer Hill Booker
  • Jeremy Ford
  • Jet Tila
  • Jill Ramsier
  • Jose Camey
  • Joe Murphy
  • Justin Wangler
  • Keegan Gerhard
  • Kenny Gilbert
  • Lisa Wilk
  • Maneet Chauhan
  • Masaharu Morimoto
  • Matt Lewis
  • Max McCalman
  • Mette Dahlgaard Jensen
  • Michael Tiva
  • Mike Kravanis
  • Pam Smith
  • Patrick Steele
  • Paula DaSilva
  • Piero Premoli
  • Rabii Saber
  • Rich Landau & Kate Jacoby
  • Richard Blais
  • Richard Capizzi
  • Rick Bayless
  • Robert Irvine
  • Rock Harper
  • Ron Rupert
  • Ryan Vargas
  • Sarah Fioroni
  • Scott Paul
  • Shaun O’Neale
  • Steven Meese
  • Tonda Corrente
  • Tony Mantuano

And if that’s not enough to have you signing up for an event, here is the list of Walt Disney World Chefs who will also be hosting:

  • Aaron Brown
  • Alex Vacher
  • Alicia Sherrill
  • Ally Parisi
  • Angie Chung
  • Andrew Turner
  • Andy Larkin
  • Bayron Sagastume
  • Brad Scholten
  • Brian McLaughlin
  • Brian Merritt
  • Candie Stone
  • Christine Weissman
  • Carolyn Portuondo – Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
  • Courtney Slack
  • Crystal Saunders
  • Damon Lauder
  • Daniel Rogers
  • Daniel Sicilia
  • Danny Ginther
  • Danny Leung – Hong Kong Disneyland
  • David Nguyen
  • David Njoroge
  • Dee Foundoukis
  • Denny Roach
  • Douglas Cox
  • Edson Cetoute
  • Emily Peksun
  • Ernesto Zendejas
  • Ernie Haverkorn
  • Faithy Harris-Dowdell
  • Gerald Vaux – Disneyland Paris
  • Glenn O’Brien
  • Jarrod Pearman
  • Jason Stricker
  • Jean-Marc Viallet – Disneyland Resort
  • Jeffrey Bliss
  • Jerry Helminksi
  • Jessi Sudsa-nguan
  • John Clark
  • John Ni – Disney Shanghai Resort
  • John Prieto
  • Julia Thrash
  • Katie Gross
  • Ken Kamimura
  • Kevin Chong
  • Kevin Downing
  • Kimi Holt
  • Lori Tiritilli
  • Marco Chaves
  • Matt Avery
  • Meredith O’Connor
  • Michael Craig
  • Nanor Harboyan
  • Nicholas Crispino
  • Nick Martin
  • Nikkolas Burton
  • Noah French
  • Olivier Saintemarie
  • Oscar Estrada Cardona
  • Phoolsuk Duffy
  • Renzo Barcatta
  • Rob Alvarado
  • Rob McNeelege
  • Roberto Rivera Otero
  • Ronald Haubner
  • Ryan Blanchard – Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
  • Samad Benzari
  • Sean Miller
  • Shangao Xu
  • Stephie Permuy
  • Steven Rivera
  • Sum Law – Hong Kong Disneyland
  • Tjetjep Sudiswa
  • Tony Marotta
  • Tony Wang – Disney Shanghai Resort
  • Tyler Schmitt
  • Valarie Enters
  • Vincenzo Vaccaro
  • Yoly Lazo Colo

So hurry up and make your plans to visit Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival. It’s guaranteed to be a foodie heaven! To reserve your tickets to seminars, demonstrations and more, just click here.

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